Windows 10 Camera app gets document scanning for Insiders

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Microsoft is rolling out a new update for the Windows 10 Camera app for Insiders, and surprising as it may seem, it actually brings some new features. As reported by Aggiornamenti Lumia, the update to version 2019.222.10.0 in the Microsoft Store now includes two new capabilities: document and whiteboard scanning.

As you may have figured, these are borrowed from Microsoft's Office Lens app, which has seen its core feature set included in apps such as OneNote as well. With the ability to scan documents and whiteboards, the Camera app will automatically adjust rotation, cropping, and lighting to make text easier to read than it would be in a normal picture.

The feature is reportedly available for Insiders in Skip Ahead, but you may still not be able to use them. Despite getting the version number mentioned above, the new features aren't available on our test devices, even with experimental features enabled in the app's settings. It could be in A/B testing for the time being, and we'll have to wait for a wider rollout.

In the meantime, if the new features interest you, you can head to the Microsoft Store and check for updates to see if you're one of the lucky few to get the bits. Or you can get the Office Lens app itself to get some additional capabilities.

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